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Information Morning - NS

CBC Radio's Information Morning kick starts the day on mainland Nova Scotia with news, survival information, compelling stories and opinions from all perspectives in the province.

  • 08:19
    A report this week by the Canadian Association of Social Workers says child welfare programs across Canada are in crisis. Wendy Bungay is Executive Director of Placement Services at the Community Services Department. Nancy MacLellan is Associate Deputy Minister.
    Aug 17, 2018
  • 06:42
    The Canadian Association of Social Workers say the child welfare system is in crisis right across the country. In a report published today, the Association goes into detail, talking about social workers with unmanageable work loads, who face violence in their jobs, and are leaving the field in large numbers, because of stress. Alec Stratford is executive director of the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers. Debbie Reimer is executive director of Kids Action Program in Kentville. She also sits on the board of the Canadian Association of Social Workers.
    Aug 16, 2018
  • 10:10
    It's been a busy six years for Halifax Regional Police Chief Jean Michel Blais - issues such as missing drug evidence, damning streetcheck stats, calls for access to PTSD treatment, and the Valentine's Day mall plot. Now Chief Blais is getting ready to retire, and the search has begun to replace him by March 2019.
    Aug 16, 2018
  • 09:18
    Health Canada has approved use of the pesticide in Canada, and the NS government has allowed if for use in some forests. That's despite a landmark ruling in the U.S. last week that order Glyphosate-maker Monsanto to pay nearly $290 million USD to a man who worked with the product. Dr. Robert Strang is Nova Scotia's Chief Medical Officer of Health.
    Aug 16, 2018
  • 06:45
    On Monday, Emera announced it's done with its stake in Cape Sharp Tidal, which comes after OpenHydro's French parent company pulled the plug on its share of the project. But Cape Sharp is only one of five "berth holders" at the Fundy Ocean Research for Energy, or F.O.R.C.E. Tony Wright is general manager of F.O.R.C.E.
    Aug 15, 2018
  • 07:22
    A California jury has ordered the chemical company Monsanto to pay $289 million USD to a former groundskeeper with cancer, because the company failed to warn people about the cancer risks of its glyphosate based weed killers, including Roundup. Joan Baxter is an author who lives in Pictou County and has been pushing for years for a ban on glyphosate.
    Aug 14, 2018
  • 08:20
    The L.A. Rams and the New Orleans Saints have hired their first male cheerleaders. Ayjay Colley started cheerleading when he was fourteen. Last year, he was voted coach of the year at Nova Scotia's biggest annual cheer competition. Information Morning's Nina Corfu dropped by the Legacy Cheer Atlantic gym in Dartmouth - where Ayjay was coaching a class.
    Aug 14, 2018
  • 08:20
    A billboard on Windmill Road in Dartmouth has got people talking online. It states: "Canada has no abortion laws" in big bold letters. It's one of 30 billboards that the group "We need a law" has placed across Canada. Mike Schouten is director of the group. Sarah Baddeley is a practising lawyer and chair of LEAF Halifax.
    Aug 13, 2018
  • 07:51
    This weekend the Art of Disability Festival will showcase the works of about 30 talented Nova Scotians. The event is run by Independent Living Nova Scotia. It will showcase works in many different mediums -- everything from dancers and chocolatiers to painters and DJs. 72-year-old Carol Johnstone will be there with her art -- work that reveals details of her unusual life story. She came to Canada 30 years ago and she's been everywhere from Tehran to Paris. She spoke with the CBC's Samantha Schwientek about her art, disability and how she learned to deal with trauma.
    Aug 10, 2018
  • 07:06
    Our expert panel discussed what it would mean if Nova Scotia increased minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour. We talked about the impact on workers, the implications for businesses, and possible alternatives. In this final instalment, our panellists summarize their views.
    Aug 10, 2018
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